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Barren urbanity : transition and superimposition

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dc.contributor.advisor John Myer. en_US McKiernan, Polly Mansfield en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial e-pl--- en_US 2012-01-30T16:44:04Z 2012-01-30T16:44:04Z 1992 en_US 1992 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1992. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 133). en_US
dc.description.abstract Last winter I visited a housing cooperative named 'LSM' in Lublin, Poland. In a town of 350,000, 50,000 people lived in the estate located 1 kilometer southwest from the medieval and nineteenth century city center. What I saw was a cold barren landscape dotted with rectilinear concrete slab buildings barricading a livable environment. In contrast to my impression, I held a respect for the place. I saw potential in using the existing apartment buildings and saw a beauty in the abused natural landscape. I felt that the existing environment could become more humane and livable. This would not be by means of salvaging, repairing or decorating, but rather reinterpreting what was there and interacting with the new and the landscape. Within the thesis I have chosen to portray chronologically the design process of a new city center and its integration into the estate. I do not consider the thesis to conclude into a design solution but rather as a pictorial description of my thought methodology cumulating in some ideas that I believe could be approached for urban environments of this sort. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Polly Mansfield McKiernan. en_US
dc.format.extent 134 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title Barren urbanity : transition and superimposition en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.Arch. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 26696214 en_US

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